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suec 03-06-2014 11:58 AM

V-Berth Blanket help
 
I'm going to try and make a blanket for a "boat bed" (v-berth). One end measures 2ft wide and goes up to 6ft. The length of the bed is 6ft. My question is about the increases. If I start with the 2ft end, will increasing 1 stitch on the ends till I get to 6ft in length give me the 6ft width? I've made corner to corner blankets before but never one like this! Thank you in advance!

Jan in CA 03-06-2014 12:20 PM

Welcome to Knitting Help!

I think if you continue in that manner you could got to 6ft. However, I'm thinking of my husbands boat and the V-birth isn't exactly a 90 degree angle whereas the blanket is. :think:

suec 03-06-2014 12:31 PM

Thank you!

Do you think I should increase 1 stitch every inch instead of every row?

salmonmac 03-06-2014 02:41 PM

Interesting idea. What is your stitch gauge and row gauge with your yarn and needles?

suec 03-06-2014 02:47 PM

I'll have to make a swatch when i get home and get back to you!

RochesterKnitter 03-06-2014 04:21 PM

If I understand correctly, you're making a trapezoid.

So, you need to increase your width 4ft (2ft to 6ft) over a distance of 6ft (length of berth).

convert to inches= 48" over 72"
You should increase 1" in width every 1.5" of length. How many sts that is, will depend on your gauge.

Jan in CA 03-06-2014 09:06 PM

Just asked my husband and he agreed the V berth is not usually 90%, but he pointed out that boats differ. A larger beamier (wider) boat might have a wider V. The bigger boats I've been on usually have separate berths and use that area for storage. Is this your boat?

Increasing less often would make it narrower. I think you're going to have to measure and do some math though.

Dclutterchique 03-07-2014 02:18 PM

Hello suec, would the following be any help in caculating your increases?

http://www.getknitting.com/ak_0601magicformula.aspx

suec 03-11-2014 02:12 PM

Thank you all so much for your help!

@Jan, no this is a friends boat locate in Kanas City MO..I'm in NY so I'm going by her drawing! I hope she's right!

I'm starting this tonight as soon as I brush up on my math!

Thanks again!!


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